Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Providers examines the lack of accessible health care

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click to enlarge The Providers - 7 p.m., Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., free, - ANNA MOOT LEVIN
  • Anna Moot Levin
  • The Providers7 p.m., Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., free,
A pronounced lack of accessible health care consistently poses problems for those living on the outskirts of urban areas, especially if these more rural communities don’t have the money or other resources to access faraway hospitals and clinics. But these health care deserts don’t only affect patients; they also put a strain on the few clinics and doctors that accept every patient, no matter whether they can pay full price, or pay anything at all. Following a few of these rural doctors, The Providers examines the issues faced by communities and individuals struggling for access to health care, or struggling to provide it. After the screening, presented by the Independent Film Society of Southern Colorado and Independent Lens, stick around for a chat with nurse practitioner Ginia Burdick, who has more than 30 years of experience.

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